Jean-Pierre Hubaux


Laboratory for computer Communications and Applications (LCA)
EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne)
BC 207 (BC Building)
Station 14
CH - 1015 Lausanne

ComCom member since 2007

Jean-Pierre Hubaux was born in Belgium, but spent most of his childhood and youth in Northern Italy. After completing his studies in electrical engineering at Politecnico di Milano, he worked 10 years in France with Alcatel.

Jean-Pierre Hubaux is full professor at EPFL.

Through his research, Jean-Pierre Hubaux contributes to laying the foundations and developing the tools for protecting privacy in tomorrow’s hyper-connected world. He has pioneered the areas of privacy and security in mobile/wireless networks and in genomics. He chairs the Institute of Communication Systems of EPFL.

Jean-Pierre Hubaux leads the ETH-funded project Data Protection in Personalized Health (DPPH). He held visiting positions at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and at UC Berkeley. He is a Fellow of both ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He is among the most cited researchers in privacy protection and in information security.

Recently, Jean-Pierre Hubaux has been appointed as Academic Director of the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT) at the EPFL.

He was also appointed to the “Information Security Task Force”, set up by the Swiss federal government. He was for years on the scientific advisory boards (SABs) of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and of DocoMo EuroLabs.